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Shaylor and Family

Hiram Bridge pencil drawing, 1909

Hiram Bridge pencil drawing, 1909

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Maine Historical Society

In 1925, Shaylor donated 125 pieces of artwork to the Nathan Clifford School and the Butler School including pictures in pencil, watercolor, India ink, ink, and illumination.

Along with donating all the materials including the frames and hanging wire, 80-year-old Shaylor supervised the hanging of the art.

The "Shaylor Corridor" also included a bust of Horace W. Shaylor by his daughter and a bronze tablet relief of HWS with a memorial testimony written by former pupil, William B. Jack, superintendent of Portland Public Schools. The tablet dedication reads:

This Corridor
Is Dedicated to
Horace W. Shaylor
Who Was Forty-Five Years
Teacher, Guide, and Friend
To the Boys and Girls of Portland
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He Opened the Door to the
World Beautiful, and Little
Children Saw the Happy Island
The Peaceful Valleys, and the
Everlasting Hills.

One proviso to his gift was that if the pictures were no longer wanted by the schools, they would be sold and the proceeds would be placed in a fund for unfortunate and indigent teachers. Shaylor started the fund by writing a $1,000 check.


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